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Creating Productive Jobs for Africa’s Youth: A Huge Challenge with Global Implications

By Birger Fredriksen, Results for Development. In an article in the Financial Times (“Africa’s youth, frustrated and jobless, demand attention”, April 13), Mo Ibrahim – chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation focusing on leadership and governance in Africa – rightly … Continue reading

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We Need a Wide Range of Providers to Quickly Overcome the Huge Shortage of Schools Across Africa

By Marcus WLEH, Head of Liberia, Bridge International Academies. Most Sub-Saharan African countries are struggling to improve their education systems. The UN says that across Sub-Sahara Africa there are about 55 million children not in school. Legacies of war, famine, … Continue reading

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As Liberia Privatizes its Schools, An Unforeseen Result: Hungry Students

By Ashoka Mukpo, Freelance Journalist (*)  In a longer school day, students complain of hunger and drop out “As you can see, the green plum, everything is finished,” says Sinneh Binda, pointing to a tall mango tree. Towering over the … Continue reading

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Outsourcing Liberia’s Education System: A New level of Absurdity in Education Provisioning

By Salim Akoojee, Independent Education and Training Analyst, South Africa and Hong Kong. The recent move to outsource Liberia’s education system in what has been referred to as a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is a tragedy that belies credulity. This was … Continue reading

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The Governance of Education and Training Agenda 2030 and Beyond: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa

By Peliwe Lolwana, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. As the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pick up from where the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) left off, it makes sense to start with the comparison of the two. The SDGs seem to … Continue reading

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Can African Universities Deliver Knowledge for ‘Transforming our World’ Without Decolonizing the Academy?

By Hanne Kirstine Adriansen, Aarhus University, Denmark. In the UN document of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, there are some eight mentions of ‘research’ in the text – most of … Continue reading

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Weak Institutional Capacity: A Growing Barrier to Reaching the Education Sustainable Development Goal in sub-Saharan Africa

By Birger Fredriksen, Results for Development Institute. A blog I posted on April 27th on NORRAG NEWSbite  reflected on the massively increased funding that sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) will need, compared to other regions, to reach the 2030 education Sustainable Development … Continue reading

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